PERSECUTION OF THE ROHINGYAS – PLIGHT OF THE REFUGEES
The Rohingya minority is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya community is an unmistakable and serious breach of international Human Rights Laws. Successive Burmese military governments have since early 1970s viewed the Rohingya Muslim minority, who live on their ancestral borderlands between the Islamic country of Bangladesh and Buddhist Myanmar, as “a threat to Myanmar’s national security and local Buddhist culture”.
The Rohingya persecution by the Myanmar military began in 1978 under the pretext of a crackdown on the illegal Bengali immigration into Western Myanmar from the then newly independent Bangladesh. The military used the Rohingya as a proxy population against the extremely nationalistic and anti-Myanmar Rakhine people, who resent Myanmar rule as a colonial occupation of their once sovereign nation.
The United Nations has repeatedly referred to human rights violations in the region, but the government of State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi systematically refutes these reports.
On the ground, the soldiers and policemen, who are deployed in western Burma, obey the army chief, not the Aung San Suu Kyi government.
HAND 4 BURMA e. V – AN N.G.O. TO SUPPORT THE ROHINGYA MINORITY
Hand 4 Burma e. V is registered under German court n° VR 5730. Hand 4 Burma e. V has been helping the poor and needy in Bangladesh & Myanmar unregistered refugee camps since 2016 after Genocide begun in Arakan State in Myanmar. Hand 4 Burma e. V is an N.G.O. registered in GERMANY and is a professional group comprised of the Rohingya community. Its aim is to lead the path for effective change in the Rakhine state of Myanmar and Rohingya diaspora, where persons belonging to the Rohingya community are being persecuted daily.
Access to international aid workers and journalists is severely restricted in this area.
Hand 4 Burma e.V is actively seeking partnerships and associations with other development organisations for the following purposes :
- Technical assistance and training support ;
- Humanitarian aid ;
- Community based organizations for self help initiatives ;
- Community service organizations for identifying working opportunities ;
- Emergency healthcare through mobile clinics, food and water and medicine.
HAND 4 BURMA e. V has become a Member and a Partner of the European Observatory for Non-Discrimination and Fundamental Rights.